Human Rights (V&E)

Module code: M3057VE
Level 6
15 credits in autumn semester
Teaching method: Lecture, Seminar
Assessment modes: Essay

Human rights has become part of the contemporary political discourse, so much so that we generally take for granted that we know what the concept covers. Today almost everyone around the globe is acquainted with the idea of human rights.

We often hear about 'human rights', especially in the media. This module questions what we mean by human rights. It does so by introducing international human rights law in a critical manner and comparing various systems of human rights protection.

The module combines theoretical critiques with case assessments, and the students are strongly encouraged to follow current issues by reading a number of human rights blogs.

Module learning outcomes

  • Critically reflect about the strength and weaknesses of human rights
  • Display a coherent and detailed knowledge of major human rights institutions and frameworks
  • To construct and sustain arguments related to human rights
  • To deploy established academic techniques in working independently on an area of his/her choice involving a human rights issue